LGBTQ + Counselling in Vancouver, BC

LGBTQ + Counselling in Vancouver, BC

Online and in-person

Affirming therapy for two-spirit, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polyamorous and queer individuals, couples+, and their families.

At Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre, we strive to create a safe and inclusive space for all clients, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

We are here to support and validate the unique experiences and challenges of our LGBTQ+ clients. 

We recognize that members of the LGBTQ+ communities often face unique challenges and may have had negative experiences with healthcare providers in the past.

In order to be a true ally to members of the LGBTQ+ communities, we believe it is important to continuously educate ourselves about their experiences and to listen to and respect their perspectives.

Common Concerns Addressed in LGBTQ+ Counseling:

There are many different issues that can be addressed in counselling for members of the LGBTQ+ communities, including:

  • Coming out and exploring one’s gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Dealing with rejection and discrimination from family, friends, and society.
  • Coping with internalized homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia.
  • Building self-acceptance and self-esteem.
  • Navigating relationships with same-sex partners and other members of the LGBTQ+ community.
  • Addressing mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.
  • Coping with HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination.
  • Addressing issues related to transgender identity and transition.
  • Exploring alternative relationship structures such as polyamory and open relationships.
  • Coping with intersectional issues such as race, ethnicity, and disability in the LGBTQ+ community.
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LGBTQ+ Counselling

At Lotus Therapy & Counselling Centre, our therapists are committed to provide affirming, stigma-free therapy for clients of all genders, sexual identities, and expressions.

We understand the unique challenges that our clients face, and we are here to provide a safe, supportive space for them to grow and thrive.

If you or someone you know is seeking support from an LGBTQ2SIA+ therapist, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to listen, to understand, and to provide the support that you need.

Helpful Resources

Helpful Links:

A good place to start exploring the different resources and programs, which can be accessed here.

https://www.saravyc.ubc.ca/resources/british-columbia/

“There is a wisdom in trauma when we realize that our traumatic responses and imprints are not ourselves and that we can work them through and thus become ourselves.”

― Gabor Mate